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. the month of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video, and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of the race. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >>
obama or anyone else inside. they simply stood silently in a show of support. diane? >> and again the president quoting a poem that boston is not a place, it is a state of grace. thanks so much, linsey davis from boston for us tonight. >>> now we turn from boston to the other american region in crisis, reeling tonight and asking the nation's prayers after a massive and mysterious explosion at a fertilizer plant. the image caught on tape. the air thick with the smell of ammonia. volunteer firefighters overwhelmed. the blast had the ferocity of a 2.1 earthquake and the thunderous shock could be heard 45 miles away. tonight, the small towe waco, called west, has been flattened. abc's steve osunsami has been there through the night. >> reporter: their moment of crisis for families in a small town of west, texas, came at 7:29 p.m., with a fire raging at their giant fertilizer depot. >> everybody needs to get away from there. back all trucks away from the plant. >> reporter: a small team of firefighters answering the call, worried the whole thing could blow. then at 7:53, the sound no o
someone said that about saddam hussein and obama, as wel0 bam osama, as well. police say they have him in custody. i want to see if you have anything from the sources that have been calling you all night. >> reporter: diane, we can confirm that the suspect is alive. he's in that ambulance. one of our officials got a text from the scene saying suspect is alive in the ambulance. >> all right, let's go to jon karl at the white house. jon, what are you hearing there and what are they saying about what happens next, immediately in the next hours? >> reporter: well, diane, depending on the condition of the suspect, the next thing you can expect to happen will be the activation of the president's high value interrogation group. this is a group made up of the cia, the dia and the fbi. this was set up by president obama in 2009 after they did away with the cia's interrogation program and it is designed for exactly this situation. to go in and to interrogate suspected terrorists immediately after their apprehension. i have been told prior to this that this group was on stand-by and ready to go.
should zpokt see more security. >> president obama says law enforcement will be relentless in finding those responsible. the secret service expanded it's perimeter of the white house today. here is a picture of the president given the news from boston. >> we still do not know who did this or y people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have the facts but make no mistake. we'll get to the bomb both yom of this and find out who did this, why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals and groups will feel the weight of justice. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation coordinating with state and local law enforcement in boston. >> needless to say sporting convenient use on heightened alert tonight that. is the case in oakland. a's and warriors are playing. we're live with that part of the story. >> entrance to the coliseum is to the right. a's fans converging in this one area. police say they're at a heightened state after wareness looking for anything in these crowds. oracle arena will be using metal detectors tonight but we've seen alameda county bomb squad c
you. >> reporter: two letters, one to president obama, another two roger wicker, showed initial positive results in field tests. the letters never reached the white house or capital. >> the mail sent here is screened and the tests are taken at remote sites to mitigate the risks. >> the first was stopped then miles from its target to capitol hill. the second letter to the white house was intercepted six and a half miles away on a military base on the outskirts of d.c. a third post office sorting facility suffered possible contamination to its filtering system from an unknown source, ten miles from downtown washington. protections including air sensors at screening centers, set up after the anthrax attack in 2001, that killed five americans and injured 17 others, it happened just after 9/11. today's apparent attempt, so close to another incident of domestic terror is an eerie reminder of those frightening days. >> the letters to the problem and the senator were both signed with the initials k.c. which matches the name of the man arrested in tupelo, mississippi. diane? >>> and now
. in the weeks after 9/11 president obama asked me for what could happen next and we predicted that there would be a lot of attacks like this. it's been a decade and it hasn't happened. now, the fbi has stopped a lot of things before it happened, and initiating people in the united states, but i would have expected a lot more to have happened just like this, and i don't know why it hasn't. >> thanks very much. let's go back to brian in watertown who has been told about a possible controlled explosion that may be imminent. >> they're in the course of doing that. it is 2:00 in the afternoon in the east coast and only several hours of daylight left and the more they can do in daylight the happy they are with about it. they're go about to do that to make sure there are no booby traps in there and agens and police officers will go in following these controlled detonations which will essentially put an end to the risk that something would blow sky high, it will blow as best as they cacon ntrol it. >> that's the home in cambridge, massachusetts. we just leard w moments ago that the police arr at dzokh
week. >> one of the tensest weeks of the obama presidency, you had the bombing in massachusetts, at the boston marathon, and then not long after we were trying to grasp that, you had the ricin letters, one addressed to the president of the united states and another one addressed to senator roger wicker on capitol hill. ricin poisonous, that was entirely unconnected. of course, the explosion at the fertilizer plant outside of waco, texas, an extraordinary week. as it's unfolding you don't know if the events are connected or not. a very tense week. by the way, a thoroughly packed week politically. the president's big initiative on gun violence went down on capitol hill. >> let's get to pierre thomas, right now, our chief justice correspondent, we're learning a lot more about the suspects right now, pierre, and one of the points you have been making this morning is the way they handled themselves in the firefight suggests some kind of par military training. >> george, let's re-create what we think happened, firefight, they were throwing grenades or explosives out the car. the suspe
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